Events

  1. Snowsports – Nationals, Mt Buller

    7 September @ 8:00 am - 13 September @ 5:00 pm AEST
  2. Year 11 Examinations

    13 September - 17 September
  3. Week 10

    13 September @ 8:00 am - 17 September @ 5:00 pm AEST
  4. Year 9 Cross Country Day

    14 September @ 8:00 am - 15 September @ 5:00 pm AEST
  5. Snowsports Presentation Evening

    16 September @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEST

News

  • WE’RE HIRING – Junior and Secondary Teaching Positions

    Due to the exciting growth and development of Snowy Mountains Grammar School, we now have a number of exciting opportunities to join our team on a full-time permanent basis from January 2022. Check out the positions below: Secondary English Teacher (Years 7-12) Secondary Science Teacher (Years 7-12) Secondary Mathematics Teacher (Years 7-12) Junior School – […]
  • We’re Hiring – School Counsellor / School Psychologist

    An exciting opportunity for an experienced counsellor and/or psychologist to join our school staff team and support students to achieve academic success, psychological health, and social and emotional wellbeing. Commencing November 2021. Check out the link below for all the details: School Counsellor / School Psychologist
  • Kindergarten 2022 – Event registration now open!

    Are you considering or have you already enrolled your child in Kindergarten at SMGS in 2022? Kindergarten marks the start of an exciting learning journey for many families. We know our youngest learners flourish in an environment where they are authentically known, and that nurtures and inspires their creative and curious minds.   We hope you […]
  • Information on COVID-19 and Return to School for Term 3

    [Update Friday 16 July 2021] Information on COVID-19 and Return to School for Term 3  Introduction   As a reminder regarding COVID-19 practice and procedure, our school primarily takes advice from NSW Health, the Association of Independent Schools NSW and the NSW Department of Education, as we endeavour to keep our community safe. Based on community […]

Approach to Learning

//Approach to Learning

“National and international evidence (shows) that a teacher’s effectiveness has a powerful impact on students, with broad consensus that teacher quality is the single most important in-school factor influencing student achievement. Effective teachers can be a source of inspiration and, equally importantly, provide a dependable and consistent influence on young people as they make choices about further education, work and life.”

(Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, 2011)

At Snowy Mountains Grammar School, we inspire students every day in and out of the classroom. Our teachers are passionate professionals who care about every child.

In the Junior School we educate the whole child – intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially. Every child has their own unique talents and we provide a caring, safe and supportive environment with many opportunities to develop their sense of self throughout their educational journey.

Our teaching approach stems from our Teaching and Learning Framework, based on the current Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and also fuses the practical instructional elements of The Art and Science of Teaching developed by world-renowned educational expert, Robert Marzano PhD, author of more than 30 books on highly effective classroom teaching and student learning.

The approach to learning in our Junior School:

  • uses evidence-based instructional design methodologies and pedagogies
  • is rigorous, challenging, relevant for the 21st century, engaging and enjoyable
  • promotes high standards of literacy and numeracy as fundamental
  • includes a balanced curriculum which also includes art, science, PE, language, music, social sciences and more, with specialist teachers in some areas
  • involves contemporary practice, blending technology into lesson design
  • considers a personalised and differentiated learning experience because we recognise students learn differently
  • offers learning support and learning extension
  • uses internal and external assessment data to further inform teachers about our curriculum design as well as adjust delivery of concepts in the classroom
  • at all times promotes high levels of respect among and to all members of the classroom and school community, where each child is valued
  • enables very high levels of participation, opportunities and recognition in a wide range of curriculum and co-curricular events, owing to our smaller classes and school community
  • has excellent modern, spacious, well-equipped classrooms.
Read about Student Wellbeing

Recent posts from the Junior School

Up up and away, it’s the 100th Day!

By | July 26th, 2021|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten, Uncategorised|

Up, up and away, it's the 100th day! On Monday, 26 July, our youngest learners reached a significant milestone in their educational journey – their first 100 days of school! Students participated in the [...]

2021 Australian Education Awards – SMGS Announced as Excellence Awardee in Three Categories

By | May 14th, 2021|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten, Senior School, Staff|

2021 Australian Education Awards – SMGS Announced as Excellence Awardee in Three Categories Photos: Banner - 2020 Junior School Teaching Team (L-R Heidi Shvetsoff, Brooke Kennedy, Julia Cane, Rosheen Nikora, Christine [...]

SMGS Junior School Term 2 Lunchtime and After-school Co-curricular Program off to a Flying Start

By | May 9th, 2021|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten|

SMGS Junior School Term 2 Lunchtime and After-school Co-curricular Program off to a Flying Start From the beginning of 2020, one of the key goals of the SMGS leadership team has [...]